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Dallas Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Forensic Psychology
Program InformationThe Master of Arts (MA) in Forensic Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Dallas (Farmers Branch) can provide students with the education, training, and skills to pursue entry-level careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, and forensic mental health and crisis agency settings. Concentrations are offered in Assessment and Treatment, Law Enforcement, and Homeland Security.
The first step toward earning your Master of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
About the Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Forensic Psychology at Argosy University, Dallas
Our 36-credit-hour Master of Arts (MA) degree in Forensic Psychology can provide students with a comprehensive education that incorporates psychological theory and practice, legal theory and application, and research and evaluation. Students can develop strong leadership, ethics, and interpersonal effectiveness skills, and learn to effectively work with adult and juvenile offenders, victim populations, psychiatric populations, and other at-risk groups.
Our accomplished faculty is engaged, committed to excellence, and available to mentor students who desire additional support. Students are given the opportunity to attend free workshops hosted by Argosy University at no additional cost. The program also offers graduates an optional 250-hour field placement in various forensic settings.
What knowledge and skills can I gain from the Master of Arts (MA) degree program in Forensic Psychology?
Students have the opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary for careers in the field of forensic psychology, including case management skills for serving special populations, screening tools for mental status assessments and crisis intervention, and development of assessment and treatment plans for a variety of forensic populations. They also can develop interviewing and assessment screening skills for understanding the most common psychiatric conditions related to forensic situations.
What career opportunities are there for graduates of the Master of Arts (MA) in Forensic Psychology?
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program are well qualified to compete for a variety of entry-level career opportunities in law enforcement, government, and education. They are prepared to work at addiction centers, court-ordered anger management programs, advocacy centers, prison and jail systems, diversion programs, legal offices, adult and juvenile probation programs, and victim services and advocacy organizations.
Graduates of our program have been recruited by such organizations as the Dallas County Juvenile Department, Mesquite Police Department, Garland Police Department, Dallas County Criminal Justice Program, and Denton County Detention Center.
How to Apply
The first step toward earning your Master of Arts (MA) degree in Forensic Psychology is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.